Barcelona marathon delayed due to coronavirus concerns

Competitors lead the pack past Gaudi's Sagrada Familia during the Barcelona Marathon in central Barcelona. (File photo: Reuters)

The Barcelona marathon scheduled for next weekend has been postponed until October to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Barcelona’s city hall said in a statement on Saturday.

The race was due to take place on March 15 but has been rescheduled for Oct. 25 following a meeting between the city hall’s sport department and local and regional health authorities.

Spain’s health ministry has reported 441 cases of the virus, leading to eight deaths. One hundred and seventy four cases have been reported in Madrid, with 24 in Catalonia.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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